At the same time that big business is spreading fear, uncertainty and doubt (plus suing their customers), the grass-roots are fighting back by supporting creator’s rights and generating new content and software that they then make available for you to use, with your rights and theirs explicitly stated.
I happened across this gorgeous picture in the photo gallery of Mainichi, a Japanese newspaper. Sadly there were no permalinks that I can find, so the link under the image will shortly be pointing to something else altogether.
The text that went with the photo is as follows:
Children look up at Sagemon, traditional ornaments for the Hina Matsuri (Doll Festival for girls on March 3) at the Kanpo-no-Yado hotel in Yanagawa, Fukuoka Prefecture. Sagemon is made of kimono cloth and local traditional decoration balls that have been handed down from the Edo Period.
So cute! I’ve never knitted cables, but this tempts me to learn… if I wore sweaters at all… (via Craftzine)
About the sweater: http://needled.wordpress.com/2008/11/22/owls/
About the pattern: http://needled.wordpress.com/2009/01/16/o-w-l-s-the-pattern/
The pattern: http://needled.files.wordpress.com/2009/01/owls2.pdf